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Doctor insights on: Arterial Elongation In Children

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Can children have coronary artery disease?

Can children have coronary artery disease?

Yes: With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday. ...Read more

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I have a calisfied splenic artery aneurysm found by X-ray for other problem is this hereditary that my adult children will have it?

I have a calisfied splenic artery aneurysm found by X-ray for other problem is this hereditary that my adult children will have it?

Not the calcificatio: The risk factors for splenic artery aneurysms are thought to be high "portal vein" pressures (from liver damage) & multiple pregnancies. Neither of these conditions per se is genetic, although many risk factors could have a familial basis (ie, high blood pressure & fertility). If this were hereditary, then your parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts, & siblings would have suffered. If so, then screen ...Read more

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Estoy experimentando dolor de costado, dolor intenso en las extremidades, fatiga and adormecimiento de la mano. Lo siguiente también me describe: La presión arterial alta (hipertensión). ¿Qué debería de hacer?

Estoy experimentando dolor de costado, dolor intenso en las extremidades, fatiga and adormecimiento de la mano. Lo siguiente también me describe: La presión arterial alta (hipertensión). ¿Qué debería de hacer?

Complicado: Esto suena complicado y antes de poder ayudarte tendria un monton de preguntas. Cuando empezo? Sos sobre de peso? Tenes diabetes? Tenes depresion? Quisas que la precion alta y los simptomos no tienen que ver con el otro. Mano dormida? Uno solo? Accidente? Trauma? Te duele el cuello? Que ases de trabajo? Ves... muchas preguntas antes de que pueda saber bien como ayudarte. ...Read more

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What is an arterial spasm?

What is an arterial spasm?

Arteries Constrict: Arteries, like veins, have layers of smooth muscle cells within their walls; many layers for arteries, fewer layers in veins. All the cells are oriented circumferentially. If the muscle cells contract, the inner opening for blood flow, gets smaller. Arterioles, the tiniest end arteries just prior to the capillaries, nerves to each, are most adept at changing size: control local flow & body wide bp. ...Read more

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How serious is an arterial injury?

How serious is an arterial injury?

Could be bad: If you injure artery in the neck, such as carotid or vertebral dissection, could lead to stroke. If you injure the largest artery, and burst the aorta, it's death. If you lacerate an artery, bleeding may be intense. So, varies, and if you experience bright red bleeding, it may well be arterial in origin. ...Read more

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What is done for an arterial occlusion?

What is done for an arterial occlusion?

3 Options: 1) mechanically remove the clot in an interventional procedure
2) dissolve the clot using "lytic" medications
3) do nothing and just try to keep more clots from forming with Heparin or a heparin-like compound.

Those are usually the 3 options. Specific choice depends on dozens of individual factors. ...Read more

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How frequently do arterial clots return?

How frequently do arterial clots return?

Depends: This is very difficult to answer with out more information. What type of arterial clot are you talking about? ...Read more

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Can arterial spasms occur anywhere in the body?

Vasospasm: We know of coronary artery spasm and limb vessel vasospasm. Cerebral vasospasm also is treated. There aren't such clear syndromes for spasm of other vascular beds but likely there are some. ...Read more

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What is arterial occlusion and how serious is it?

What is arterial occlusion and how serious is it?

Very: Any occlusion of artery results in the death of the tissue or organ supplied by that artery. ...Read more

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What activities and substances cause arterial spasms?

Stop smoking: You should see a vascular surgeon. However many people are susceptable from cold sensitivity, raynauds syndrome, previous frostbite, and many other reasons like exercise induces compartment symdrome etc. That's why a thorough history and physical is important. ...Read more

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Can superior masentric arterial disease go away on its own?

Can superior masentric arterial disease go away on its own?

Artery: Need more information, ask your doc who knows you. In general if you have anatomic disease it stays. ...Read more

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What causes arterial lesions? I would think that too much physical exertion or disease might be the cause in many cases.

What causes arterial lesions? I would think that too much physical exertion or disease might be the cause in many cases.

What lesions?: Excess physical exertion isn't a risk factor for any vascular disease. "arterial lesions" often means atherosclerosis, a very serious disease for which fitness is actually protective. You're right to be curious about disease, but avoid letting personal impressions or emotional beliefs influence what you do or share with others -- whether it concerns, health, money, love or anything else important. ...Read more

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Are PCO2 and PaCO2 interchangeable? I understand PaCO2 to denote arterial measurement. But what is the difference if any?

Are PCO2 and PaCO2 interchangeable? I understand PaCO2 to denote arterial measurement. But what is the difference if any?

PCO2: PCO2 is the partial pressure of carbon dioxide and gives no information as to where the measurement (or calculation) is being made. "a" is arterial, "v" is venous, "et" is end tidal, and "e" is expired, "A" is alveolar, and "i" is inspired but without the qualifier the location depends on the context. Most of the time arterial is what is being referred to. ...Read more

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What is done for an arterial blockage to the kidney?

What is done for an arterial blockage to the kidney?

Options: Several options are available, including a stent, bypass, or other options. You need to see a vascular surgeon or urologist to discuss them. ...Read more

Arterial Elongation (Definition)

Arterial elongation is a condition in which an artery has become longer than usual, when compared to the size of the same artery in normal average people. The elongation may or may not cause symptoms, but some disease conditions can ...Read more


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